Therapeutic massage helps alleviate a major pain in the back
As we age, the body invariably presents us with several unpleasant realities. Hair begins growing in places you didn’t think possible, eyesight becomes a blurred memory and the structures in the lower spine degenerate. The latter of which can result in sciatica, a painful condition that can make even the most simple of tasks painful challenges. Good thing for trimmers, bifocals and Human Touch massage chairs.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is actually a symptom (rather than a medical diagnosis or disorder) resulting when a disc protrudes from its normal position in the vertebral column and irritates the sciatic nerve – the largest single nerve in the body. Most frequently occurring in people between 30 and 50 years of age, sciatica tends to develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine, rather than from a particular event or injury.
For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others it’s infrequent and irritating – with the potential to get worse. The pain originates in the lower back and radiates through the legs, causing any or all of these painful symptoms.
- Pain in the buttocks or legs that is worse when sitting
- Burning or tingling down the legs
- Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the legs or feet
- Constant pain on one side of the buttocks
- Shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
Human Touch to the Rescue
Therapeutic massage from high-end massage chairs has been proven to deliver serious back pain relief for both one-time injuries and chronic conditions. Human Touch massage chairs improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood and prompt the body to release endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – to relieve muscle pain, tension and stiffness. In fact, frequent massage from high-end massage chairs is an integral part of many physical rehabilitation programs and chiropractic treatment plans.
Human Touch’s advanced air-massage system in our high-end chairs such as the HT-7450 and HT-1650 stimulates the back of the legs right along the sciatic nerve to help relieve pain and tension resulting from sciatica. And the chairs’ integrated foot-and-calf massagers extend the relief to the toes, stimulating the bottom of the sciatic nerve in the feet.
Don’t let sciatica get on your last nerve. Discover how Human Touch massage chairs can help you alleviate its pain and discomfort, and keep you up and running by gradually stretching and manipulating muscles, joints and ligaments to promote ongoing back health.